Bungie is introducing a brand new system into Destiny 2 that will help all those who enjoy the solo experience of the game, and those who simply don’t have enough mates playing the game.
In Destiny it has always been the way that when you hit the end game content you find yourself up against a wall of missions and activities that require you to meet up and join with people you know in order to compete. Even if you join a clan, some people simply don’t have the time to dedicate to a weekly raid, or a specific time for playing through round after round of Trials of Osiris.
Guided Games is a completely different experience. In Destiny 2 we’ll definitely still have a Raid, but there will no doubt be other activities such as Trials of Osiris that require you to meet up with mates, or clan members, in order to complete them. With Guided Games you can do these activities, and you don’t need to wait until a specific time or day just to do them.
With Guided Games clans will be brought into the game proper, and players will be able to browse them in order to find groups who are in need of one or two additional players for their activities. A small description of each clan will be shown, and then it’s down to you if they sound like a decent group to roll with. There is no pressure to join the clan, and you can move on and raid with a new one the very next day if you wish so.
This new system will completely change how people play Destiny 2, as there won’t be a need to be part of a clan. I suspect that people will remain a part of the clans they’re currently aligned with more out of loyalty and convenience. Guardians will be used to running with their clan each week, and changing this habit is going to be very difficult for people who have built up strong friendships.
For those of us who enjoy a more solitary experience in Destiny, meeting up with random players through the Subreddit or LFG sites, Guided Games will be essential. Having a system that makes it easier to complete all activities in the game each week, and it makes Destiny the game all Guardians want it to be, not just a game that has some aspects all players will enjoy.